Boise, Idaho, Welcomes Michelin Chef's New Hotel

The 39-room Avery opened this week with two eateries helmed by Cal Elliott, who earned the coveted Michelin star while working in the Brooklyn, N.Y., restaurant scene.


The 39-room Avery Hotel has been unveiled in downtown Boise, Idaho. The property has been carved out of a landmark downtown building where the Blues Bouquet nightclub was the vibrant tenant in the 1970s.

The brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Cal Elliott, who grew up in Boise, the hotel features two eateries overseen by the chef. Elliott received his Michelin star for Dressler, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and additional acclaim for Rye, also in Brooklyn. Back in his hometown, the 90-seat Avery, the property's signature restaurant, opened in July and serves entrées such as handmade ricotta ravioli, pan-roasted sole meunière, and a cassoulet of lamb, duck, homemade sausage, pork belly and rabbit.

The 70-seat Tiner's Alley gastropub is the more casual spot, with a British-leaning menu of chicken curry pie, Welsh rarebit, Tiner's basted burger and Scotch eggs. Both restaurants will roll out their lunch menus soon, and both are available for private events.

Elliott and his wife, Ashley, bought the building in 2015 and have been working on the project since. She brings the eye for design to the partnership, holding degrees from the Art Institute of California and the Parsons New School of Design. The guest rooms at the Avery aim to combine old-world charm and contemporary comfort, with dark woods, creamy walls and eclectic art. The property features Soaking Tub Suites and Balcony Suites for the full luxury experience.